Jun 27, 2006

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Central banks urged to get tough on inflation

Jun 27, 2006
The world body that acts as a forum for central banks, the Bank for International Settlements, has called for higher interest rates around the world. Stephen Beard reports.

'Buy' and 'Sell' make a comeback

Jun 27, 2006
After the dot-com bubble burst, stock analysts shied away from definitive stock ratings like "buy" and "sell." But as Amy Scott reports, one high-profile investment bank has had enough of the ambiguous euphemisms that replaced them.

Deconstructing Baltimore

Jun 27, 2006
An innovative program in Baltimore has pieces of demolished buildings finding a new lease on life. Trent Wolbe reports.

Embrace Russian oil investment?

Jun 27, 2006
Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran calls on European leaders to rethink their cautious stance on Russian energy investment in advance of next month's G8 summit.

Gaga for ethanol

Jun 27, 2006
Investor enthusiasm for ethanol-maker Aventine's IPO this week might be even bigger than rival VeraSun's recent public stock offering. Janet Babin reports.

Flood insurance overhaul

Jun 27, 2006
As heavy rains continue to pound the Mid-Atlantic, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill today making government flood insurance more expensive. Scott Tong reports.

Ma Microsoft

Jun 27, 2006
Software giant Microsoft continues its quest to diversify, announcing plans to develop a one-stop business communications platform that would include computer-based phone service. Lisa Napoli reports.

Pacemaker recall

Jun 27, 2006
Boston Scientific, the largest maker of heart regulation devices, has issued a recall for thousands of its products. Helen Palmer has more.

Curveball for Merck

Jun 27, 2006
News yesterday that a scientific study found Vioxx raised risk of heart attacks after as little as four months of use could hurt Merck's legal strategy against many Vioxx lawsuits. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
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Univision finally has a buyer

Jun 27, 2006
The nation's dominant Spanish-speaking TV network has been on the block since February. This morning it reached an agreement with a group of private equity companies that's offered $12.3 billion. Scott Tong reports.

Boom times for fish farms

Jun 27, 2006
With tight restrictions on Pacific salmon fishing, prices for the popular fish are rising and other fisheries are looking to take advantage. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

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